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New Works Festival this weekend! (online)

Celebrate the development of NC playwrights this weekend! Tune in to the first annual Sips & Scripts New Works Festival, produced in partnership with the Capital Arts Theatre Guild. 5 full-length original plays by 5 North Carolina-based playwrights will be staged (book-in-hand readings) at the Theatre Raleigh Arts Center on September 10-12, 2021. The live, …

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The K-Rad Chronicles. Episode 5 of The New Colossus

It’s three years later for #5. Whew, it’s intense on the shore. ASBX is dropping all six episodes of THE NEW COLOSSUS via the Artist Soapbox feed. Here’s the second to the last episode. *** Episode 5 of 6 of the audio drama THE NEW COLOSSUS. Three years have passed. Much has changed, and unfortunately, much …

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127: ARDEO: Narrative medicine and new play development with Jacqueline E. Lawton and Jules Odendahl-James

The second of two episodes featuring the work of Jacqueline E. Lawton: playwright, dramaturg, producer, and advocate for Access, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in the American Theatre.  In this episode, along with dramaturg Jules Odendahl-James, you’ll hear Jacqueline discuss her play ARDEO. ARDEO is a one act play inspired by research and personal narratives of …

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126: XIX: New play development with Jacqueline E. Lawton, JaMeeka Holloway-Burrell, Jules Odendahl-James

The first of two episodes featuring the work of Jacqueline E. Lawton, playwright, dramaturg, producer, and advocate for Access, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in the American Theatre.  Along with director JaMeeka Holloway-Burrell and dramaturg Jules Odendahl-James, you’ll hear Jacqueline E. Lawton discuss her new play XIX. XIX was commissioned by the Women’s Theatre Festival in …

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Treats for your ears this Saturday! Listen to The Triangle Bake-Off!

Imagine you have just 2 days to write a 10 minute play using the following ingredients: What would you write?  Might you find freedom and focus by having those restrictions? What would your bake-off ingredients look like?  [Hint: This would be a great writing exercise for you to take on with a group of friends …

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100: My Geriatric Uterus with Lormarev Jones, playwright and solo performer

My Geriatric Uterus is a bold, brazen and brash solo play that examines the expectations placed on women’s bodies against the backdrop of late stage Capitalism. Written and performed by Lormarev Jones, featuring music by Christopher Wood, My Geriatric Uterus premiered at the 2019 Cincinnati Fringe Festival and was the winner of the David C. …

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CANCELLED: Piedmont Laureate + Audio Fiction Event: Jesus Pancake Episodes 1-3

FRIENDS, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. STAY SAFE AND BE WELL. THANKS. Join us for on March 28 for a reading of scripted audio fiction in progress! Jesus Pancake is an audio fiction series being collaboratively written by the Soapbox Audio Collective, a team of local writers. Microwaves, family secrets, spiders, friendship, and the Power …

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Audition Announcement: Seeking voice actors

SEEKING VOICE ACTORS FOR THE NEW COLOSSUS The New Colossus written by Tamara Kissane is a new audio drama inspired by Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull. Originally staged in 2016 at Manbites Dog Theater and produced by Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern, Tamara has adapted the stage version to audio. A family of frustrated, attention-starved artists …

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040: How do we build audiences for our work? Playwright Allan Maule considers marketing theatre in the Triangle

How might we cultivate a larger audience across the Triangle? How do playwrights write about things that are meaningful and that will also have an audience? In this episode I’m talking with Allan Maule, a Durham-based playwright and writer with more than twelve years of writing experience for the stage and digital media. As playwrights …

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Writing the perfect MONKEY (Mara Thomas, ASBX blog post 012)

Greetings, Soapboxers! Earlier this month, several friends and collaborators gathered to read and hear the latest draft of my upcoming play, YEAR OF THE MONKEY. If you’ve ever put your work-in-progress up for critique, you know it is a singularly excruciating, insecurity-stoking and necessary experience. I clawed my way to that draft and now, armed …

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